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A Day in the Country

A Day in the Country

A Feature film by Jean Renoir

Produced by Panthéon Productions

Release in France : 08/05/1946

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Actors (11)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Panthéon Productions

French distributors :

Les Films du Jeudi , Films de la Pléiade

Film exports/foreign sales :

Cinexport, Wide

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Monsieur Dufour (André Gabriello), a shop-owner from Paris, takes his family to spend a day in the country, where they meet two young men, Henri (Georges D'Arnoux) and Rodolphe (Jacques B. Brunius). While Dufour and his young daughter's fiancé, Anatole (Paul Temps), go fishing, Madame Dufour (Jane Marken), his wife, and Henriette (Sylvia Bataille), his daughter, go off with the two strangers. Madame Dufour enjoys a care-free fling with Rodolphe, and Henriette and Henri row to a secluded island and engage in a romance.

Source : Wikipedia


The film is based on a short story by Guy de Maupassant, who was a friend of Renoir's father Auguste Renoir. Future leading directors Jacques Becker and Luchino Visconti worked as Renoir's assistant directors. Partie de campagne was shot in July, soon after France had elected the Popular Front government, and employers had negotiated the Matignon agreement, providing wage increases, 40-hour weeks, trade union rights, paid holidays and improved social services.

The film was not released until 1946, ten years after it was shot. Renoir never finished the filming due to weather problems, but the producer, Pierre Braunberger, turned the material into a release after World War II.

Source : Wikipedia

Full credits (11)

Production Manager :

Jacques B. Brunius

Author of original work :

Guy de Maupassant

Screenwriter :

Jean Renoir

Sound Recordist :

Joseph De Bretagne

Music Composer :

Joseph Kosma

Still Photographer :

Eli Lotar

Technical details

Feature film

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

40 min

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Black & White

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Posters (2)


Festival Selections (2)

Cannes International Film Festival - 1946

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1946)


Official Competition - Short Films